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Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Final Weekend for 2011

Santa at Mrs. Claus' Kitchen

Saturday and Sunday will be your last opportunity to get a live-drawn caricature from me in public. At least for this year.

Unless I get a really good offer for New Year’s.

I will be at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen on Saturday, November 17 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. or so. and Sunday from about 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen lets you either buy or take your own pictures of your kids with Santa, and has tables for special holiday crafts, letters for Santa and U.S. soldiers, sometimes a balloon artist and/or face painter, and of course, yours truly, doing caricatures. Past weeks and years have also featured local storytellers. I don’t believe there will be a storyteller this weekend, though.

Money from the photos for Santa benefit the organization Light Up Lorain, which is responsible for the Christmas lighting and decorations you see around Downtown Lorain. They are also responsible for putting on Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. They’ve been at it for three years now, and this year has been the best. They’re a good group that deserves your support.

As for what I’m doing… If you want to surprise someone with an incredibly thoughtful, and cheap, gift, bring their photo down, or a photo of their pet, whatever and I’ll whip something up on the spot for you.

Otherwise, if I don’t see you there, have a great holiday season.

Back to Work: Commission Slots Open

Hey guys. Before I get down and dirty on my to-do list, I thought I’d let you know that I am always taking orders for caricatures and other drawing commission work.

NOW is the time to order such things for the winter holidays. Hanukka is December 1 – 9 this year, so if you’re buying for your Jewish friends, now is the time.

It’s really simple, just email me with what you want drawn, and then I will go to my price list and give you a quote for both the price and the timing. You can drop the payment in my Paypal account, or send me a check, and I will keep you informed as I am working on your piece.

You may need to provide photos. Fortunately, the Internet is good for sending such things. E-mail rocks.

Simple? Yes. Nice price? You bet. Hard to regift? Oh heck, yeah.

Keep in mind that I do houses, pets, and many other things.

Don’t wait, get to the front of the line by ordering now!